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Vietnam man kills wedding guest after karaoke row

Hanoi - A man at a wedding in southern Vietnam murdered a fellow guest and seriously injured another after he was booed off stage during a karaoke performance, state-run media reported.

New York fines BNP Paribas $350 mn over fake currency trading

New York - New York state bank regulators fined BNP Paribas $350 million for "illegal, unsafe and unsound" currency trading practices that included use of secret hand signals to dupe customers, officials announced Wednesday.

Italian steel magnate to end up behind bars

Milan - Italian businessman Adriano Riva, whose family owned the bankrupt Ilva steel firm, was handed a two-and-half-year term on Wednesday after transferring 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) siphoned off from the company.

Ousted S. Korean leader Park faces trial

Seoul - South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye went on trial Tuesday over the massive corruption scandal that led to her downfall.

US veteran charged over deadly Times Square crash

New York - A US Navy veteran who plowed a car into pedestrians in New York's Times Square, killing a woman and injuring 22 other people, has been charged with murder and attempted murder, police said Friday.

Three B.C. dairy farm workers jailed for physically abusing cows

Chilliwack - Three B.C. dairy farm workers received jail sentences ranging from seven to 60 days after undercover videos showed them physically abusing cows and a bird. The dairy farm and its owner were previously fined for allowing animals to continue in distress.

Norway ex-cop faces 21 years in jail for drug smuggling

Oslo - A Norwegian prosecutor on Friday demanded 21 years in prison, the maximum sentence, for a man accused of allowing nearly 14 tonnes of hashish to be smuggled into the country while a police officer.

Heiress to Nina Ricci fortune avoids jail for tax fraud

Paris - A French appeals court ruled Friday that the heiress to the estate of fashion designer Nina Ricci will not serve jail time over her conviction for tax fraud, reducing an earlier sentence.

Michael Schumacher's children in blackmail threat

Berlin - A blackmailer threatened to kill the children of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher unless paid 900,000 euros ($1 million).

Austrian migrant death truck trial set for June 21

Budapest - Eleven men will stand trial on June 21 over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria in 2015, court officials in Hungary said Thursday.

Brutal backpacker attacker jailed in Australia

Sydney - A man who brutally attacked two female backpackers on a remote Australian beach will spend at least 17 years in jail with a judge Wednesday accusing him of damaging the country's reputation as a safe destination.

Libyan released over WPC Yvonne Fletcher's killing

London - A Libyan man suspected of killing a British police officer during a 1984 London protest against Moamer Kadhafi was released Tuesday because evidence against him could have breached national security.

Bittersweet reaction to death of Britain's notorious 'Moors murderer'

London - Relatives of the children killed by Ian Brady, the man responsible for Britain's notorious "Moors Murders", gave a bittersweet reaction Tuesday to his death, as newspapers hailed the demise of a monster.

Priest stabbed at mass in Latin America's biggest cathedral

Mexico - A knife-wielding assailant stabbed a priest in the neck as he said mass in Mexico City's cathedral Monday, then tried to flee the church before being caught, officials said.

British serial killer Ian Brady dies at 79

London - Ian Brady, the British serial killer notoriously known for the "Moors Murders", died Monday at the age of 79 in a high security psychiatric hospital, authorities said.

Funeral for slain Mexican reporter amid demands for justice

Culiac - Friends and family have paid their final respects to slain journalist Javier Valdez, who apparently paid with his life for his award-winning reporting on the country's violent drug gangs.

Italy busts mafia clan, Catholic group in migrant scandal

Rome - Italy has broken up a mafia ring accused of infiltrating one of the country's largest migrant reception centres and capitalising on asylum seekers with the help of a Catholic association, police said Monday.

Australian's sentence for Bali cop killing raised to 5 years

Denpasar - An Indonesian court Monday increased the jail term of an Australian woman convicted of killing a policeman on the resort island of Bali to five years after prosecutors appealed her original sentence.

Jilted Indian man rapes, kills ex-girlfriend: police

New Delhi - A jilted man who kidnapped and raped his ex-girlfriend before smashing her head with bricks and running her over with a car has been arrested, Indian police said Sunday.
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